The Making of the Mexican Border : The State, Capitalism, and Society in Nuevo Len, 1848-1910
Juan Mora-TorresISBN: 0292752555;
"This book is an important breakthrough. . . . It demonstrates how a regional economic elite emerged in an underdeveloped country and developed strategies that enabled it to interact with U.S. capitalists on its own terms. In doing this, the author presents a deep understanding of Mexican political, social, and economic history." --John Mason Hart, Professor of History, University of Houston The issues that dominate U.S.-Mexico border relations today--integration of economies, policing of boundaries, and the flow of workers from south to north and of capital from north to south--are not recent developments. In this insightful history of the state of Nuevo Leon, Juan Mora-Torres explores how these processes transformed northern Mexico into a region with distinct economic, political, social, and cultural features that set it apart from the interior of Mexico. Mora-Torres argues that the years between the establishment of the U.S.-Mexico boundary in 1848 and the outbreak of the...
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